George Kenneth White, 88, passed away Friday, Aug.18, 2017 after battling dementia for many years. He was born in San Angelo, Texas on June 29, 1929 to George T. White and Lillian (Reed) White. After graduating from Central High, George joined the U.S. Marines in May of 1946 and was honorably discharged in September of 1949. He had many great memories of being stationed at the Kodiak Island, Alaska installation. George returned to San Angelo several years later to get married and raise his family. He worked in sporting goods sales, followed by many years in life insurance, and eventually started his own roofing business from which he retired in his late seventies. Most will remember George as an avid bass fisherman. He was a longtime member of the Concho Bass Club, and won many local fishing tournaments. Perhaps his greatest fishing victory was winning the 1971 Texas State Bass Tournament on Lake Whitney. Even in his retirement years he could be found on the in-town Concho River paddling along in his kayak, fishing and picking up trash off the banks. George is survived by his sons Clifford and George L. White; daughter Janice Rivers; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There will be a public viewing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 at Harper Funeral Home, and the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 24 at the Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Suggested memorials may be given in George’s name to Baptist Memorial or any Alzheimer research institution. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care that the Baptist Memorial staff, particularly the Sagecrest Unit, gave towards George through the entirety of his convalescence there.